GIs Remember

Maurice Sherry - Landsberg


Maurice Sherry served as an ordnance technician and armorer with the 12th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge and other actions. His unit came upon the Landsberg Concentration Camp late in April, 1945.

"You could smell the stench from miles away. There was a crematorium. The camp was enclosed in barbed wire, and outside we could see boxcars on railroad tracks. Bodies of people from other camps such as Dachau were thrown from those cars.

There were only three survivors left-one Jew, one Frenchman, and one Russian. They killed an SS trooper, who was the commandant of the camp.

The whole experience still affects me today. I get sick when I talk about it."

 


Source: GIs Remember, (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Jewish Military History, 1994).